“…You Shall Call His Name Jesus for He Shall Save His People from Their Sins.”

“She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21 ESV)

savior_signIsn’t it interesting that people want to be saved from everything else but their sins?  Yet, this is the very reason for which Jesus Christ came.  He came “to save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).  But no, people want to be saved from financial difficulties, marital difficulties, anxieties regarding the future, etc, but NOT from sin.  Some who profess to be Christians might religiously say that they want to be saved from the consequences of sin.  They would love to keep their sins as long as they don’t have to face the consequences of their sins – as long as they can be guaranteed a “FREE PASS” to heaven, they would be quite happy to keep their sins.  But Matthew is telling us in the passage quoted above that Jesus came into the world for the specific purpose of saving His people from their sins.  He is the “Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29).  “He appeared to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin” (1 John 5:3). Continue reading

Praise the LORD: He Sent Us A Savior!!

“If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent an economist. 

 If He had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, He would have sent us a comedian or an artist. 

If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, He would have sent us a politician. 

If he had perceived that our greatest need was health, He would have sent us a doctor. 

But He perceived that our greatest need involved our sin, our alienation from Him, our profound rebellion, our death, and He sent us a Savior.”

(Author:  Unknown)